Monthly Archive: March 2010

Mar
29

THE CINEFANTASTIQUE HORROR FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION PODCAST V1:N7 – HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

In this week’s episode, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski debate the merits of domesticated dragons as they bring their combined acumen to bear upon analyzing DreamWorks 3D aerial extravaganza, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. Also on the chopping block: news from the world of horror, fantasy, and science fiction film-making; a look at …

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Mar
28

WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY and CHLOE

A Typical Staff Meeting Documented in WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY

Diversity is what we’re all about here at MIGHTY MOVIE PODCAST. Actually, what we’re all about these days is trying just to get the frakking show out in the midst of all the other stuff going on in our lives (hence the lateness this week), but when we’re not pulling our hair out about that, …

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Mar
23

THE CINEFANTASTIQUE HORROR FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION PODCAST V1:N6 – REPO MEN

Remy (Jude Law) has a blast in REPO MEN

This week’s topic is REPO MEN, the new science fiction film starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker as company agents who retrieve artificial organs from donor recipients unable to pay for the price of a new heart. Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski also discuss the week’s top news stories, offer random recommendations of …

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Mar
19

Tomm Moore on THE SECRET OF KELLS

The Magic's in the Details: Aisling (voiced by Kristen Mooney) and Brendan (Evan McGuire) in THE SECRET OF KELLS

I’m not sure when I first heard of THE SECRET OF KELLS. Probably last year, likely through AICN, definitely way before it wound up on the Oscar nominee list for animated feature (and everybody started going, “The what of who?”). At that time, the buzz was growing around this small, exquisitely designed film out of …

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Mar
14

THE CINEFANTASTIQUE HORROR FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION PODCAST V1:E5 – Overlooked & Underrated: INK, GHOST WRITER, DR. PARNASSUS

Top: Ink. Left: The Ghost Writer. Right: The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

It’s a genre light week, with no new horror, fantasy, or science fiction titles released in cinemas, so Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski take this opportunity to shine a little much-deserved light on some overlooked and/or under-rated genre titles. The main topic of discussion is INK, the surprisingly good low-budget fantasy film about …

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Mar
13

THE EXPLODING GIRL and TALES FROM THE SCRIPT

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Postponing the Blast: Zoe Kazan in THE EXPLODING GIRL So actress Zoe Kazan slips into the room, gives director Bradley Rust Gray a hug, and lingers a minute to answer a couple of questions. Quite unanticipated, obviously. Very welcome, actually. And pretty much fitting for the film being discussed, THE EXPLODING GIRL, which itself has …

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Mar
07

CINEFANTASTIQUE HORROR, FANTASY, & SCIENCE FICTION PODCAST – v1n4: ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski, and Lawrence French follow Tim Burton down the rabbit hole, analyzing his live-action redo of the Disney animated classic, ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Is it Burton at his best – or another blunder? Does it surpass the original, or does it fall flat as a knave of hearts? Also on the bill, …

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Mar
07

MMP at the 2010 Spirit Awards

Well, “next to” the Spirit Awards might be more accurate. We weren’t actually at the ceremonies, but over the past year we’ve been fortunate enough to cover a fair number of the 2010 winners. So if the acceptance speeches didn’t get anywhere close enough to satisfying your curiosity about how these films came about, click …

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Mar
06

Moeller and Jacoby on HARLAN – IN THE SHADOW OF JEW SUSS

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It’s typical in these circumstances to say, “I don’t know what came over me.” But I do know what came over me: I was going to interview Felix Moeller about his new documentary, HARLAN – IN THE SHADOW OF JEW SUSS — the film about German director Veit Harlan, his infamous, anti-Semitic 1940 creation JEW …

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Mar
04

ReelzChannel Video: The Deppage Factor: Other Mad Hatter Perfect Roles

Every now and then there’s a casting choice that seems predestined, a true chicken/egg situation. A role it’s impossible to believe wasn’t written with a particular actor in mind. Or a case where it seems cosmic forces must have been at play, birthing the perfect star for a role just waiting to make the jump …

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